Les Misérables from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day. (MLF3080)

15 credits

This module will explore the text of Victor Hugo’s ground-breaking novel, analysing its importance within nineteenth-century French literary history, while also examining those aspects of the novel that have ensured the work’s endurance as a worldwide cultural phenomenon. To this end we shall also study iconic adaptations of the book – this may includethe films by Claude Lelouch and Ladj Ly, as well as the Boublil/ Schönberg musical. Selected sections from the novel will be studied as opposed to the whole work.